Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Belgium: Grand Cafe du Nord Antwerp

Located on the south side of the Grote Markt the Grande Café du Nord was a lifesaver. It was about 5 p.m. an impossible time to find food. We had not had any lunch and were starving. What to do? We weren’t too sure by looking at the Café exactly what they might serve at this time of day, but desperation took over and we walked in. The area where we were seated is really an outdoor atrium with glass windows. I bet that in the warm weather this is outdoor dining.

People around us appeared to be having afternoon tea with dessert or beers. We ordered beers, Leffe for Bob, De Koninck for me (Joe and Al had hot chocolate) and asked our waiter if they had some real food. He said, "Trust me, I will bring you something delicious."

He brought us a fabulous tray full of snack foods. It had wings, salami, cheese, egg rolls, olives, pickled onions and funky meatballs. There was more than enough for the four of us. The cost was about five euros apiece.

 This is a great place to people watch both in the café and also on the Grote Markt.

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